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Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) announced the approval of more than $2.8 million in grants through the Manufacturing PA initiative. The 43 projects receiving funding will spur new technologies and processes in the manufacturing sector. “Manufacturing PA allows for collaboration between incredible minds and incredible manufacturing companies,” said […]
Harrisburg, PA – As Pennsylvania continues to take measured steps to reopen, Governor Tom Wolf today praised Pennsylvania businesses that have pivoted to produce critical products during the COVID-19 public health crisis, which undoubtedly contributed to the commonwealth’s efforts to protect public health and safety. As the governor and Department of Health took critical, life-saving […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $200,000 in new funding for the Eastern Center for Arts and Technology’s (ECAT) Robotics and Automated Technology program to expand their Advanced Manufacturing offerings. The funding will build on the governor’s commitment to expanding job training opportunities in Pennsylvania. “As the manufacturing industry in […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced more than $3 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to provide clean water and improve sewage for communities in Greene, Indiana, Luzerne, Mifflin, and Schuylkill counties. “Effective water and sewage systems are vital to quality of life and […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced a new Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE) project approval through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), that will bring natural gas energy to households and businesses in Luzerne County. “The PIPE program provides a lifeline to residents and businesses across the commonwealth […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of four projects through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) that will spur economic development, create jobs, and support Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry. “As we look toward the future after we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that we make smart, strategic investments that will […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin reminded all Pennsylvanians to be a good neighbor and respond to the 2020 Census. “As we continue to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing, Pennsylvanians can support their neighbors and communities by responding to the 2020 Census,” said […]
$12 Million in New Funds Awarded to Businesses in 37 Counties Harrisburg, PA – Today, on behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that 148 companies in 37 counties have received $12 million in funding in the fourth disbursement of the COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) released information pertaining to the 6,066 approved business exemptions provided to businesses that could offer life-sustaining services or conduct life-sustaining activities across the commonwealth. “Over the past eight weeks, Pennsylvania has been focused on protecting public health while balancing the needs of our […]
$14 Million in New Funds Awarded to Businesses in 39 Counties Harrisburg, PA – Today, on behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that 173 companies in 39 counties have received $14 million in funding during the third round of the COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program […]
Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration today outlined housing policies and recommendations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigation efforts. The departments of Human Services (DHS) and Community and Economic Development (DCED) the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA), and other state agencies have collaborated to issue recommendations to stem foreclosures, evictions, and utility shut-offs […]
Harrisburg, PA — Today, the Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) Pennsylvania Tourism Office unveiled its Pursue Your Hominess campaign to highlight ways visitors can virtually explore the commonwealth during the state’s stay-at-home order. “As we continue to safeguard the health and safety of Pennsylvanians during this pandemic, we need to encourage social distancing […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that nearly $324 million in funding has been awarded to 31 hospitals across the commonwealth through the Hospital Emergency Loan Program, or HELP, which provides short-term financial relief as hospitals combat the surge of COVID-19 cases in their area. “As Pennsylvania continues to practice social distancing, we […]
$13.5 Million in New COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program Funds Awarded Harrisburg, PA – Today, on behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that 160 companies in 43 counties have received $13.5 million in funding during the second round of the COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that he has issued an emergency action plan for the City of Chester. Earlier this month, Gov. Tom Wolf issued a declaration of fiscal emergency for the city, which required DCED to develop and release this plan within 10 days. […]
Harrisburg, PA — Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced new funding assistance for community development and affordable housing activities to address the COVID-19 pandemic under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. “COVID-19 has had a major impact on communities across Pennsylvania, and this funding will […]
Harrisburg, PA — Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that new funding is available to help technology-based companies impacted by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. “DCED remains committed to identifying new resources that can support Pennsylvania’s businesses during this unprecedented time,” said Sec. Davin. “Our tech companies have been stepping […]
Harrisburg, PA — Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA), Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority (PMBDA), and Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) are deferring loans and that the maturity dates and amortization schedules of all applicable loans are extended by three additional calendar months. […]
Harrisburg, PA — Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) Tourism Office encouraged Pennsylvanians to support local restaurants by visiting the CarryoutPA website, which offers a comprehensive list of restaurants offering takeout, curbside, or delivery services during the state’s stay-at-home order. “As this public health crisis continues to unfold, it is important […]
More than $10 million awarded to Pennsylvania Businesses Harrisburg, PA — Today, on behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that 126 companies in 30 counties have received approved funding through a new program developed under the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority’s (PIDA) Small Business First Fund, […]
Harrisburg, PA —  Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin warned Pennsylvania businesses to be cognizant of potential scams related to the administration of Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. DCED has received reports of small businesses contacted by individuals posing as loan agents asking for payment to apply for a loan. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the creation of the Business-to-Business Interchange Directory to connect organizations and businesses directly to manufacturers producing COVID-19-related products and supplies. “Over the past month, the Wolf Administration has been working directly with businesses across the commonwealth to identify their capabilities […]
Harrisburg, PA — Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the forbearance of loans administered by DCED. “This pandemic has presented new and unforeseen challenges to Pennsylvania’s businesses, and the Wolf Administration has been committed to supporting our business community to the fullest extent every step of the way,” said […]
Harrisburg, PA — Governor Tom Wolf today urged Pennsylvania manufacturers that currently are producing or can pivot to producing COVID-19-related supplies to submit their information to the newly developed Pennsylvania Manufacturing Call to Action Portal. “We’re asking everyone to do their part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including ensuring that our health care system […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the creation of the Pennsylvania Manufacturing Call to Action Portal, which will mobilize manufacturers that are producing COVID-19-related products and supplies or can pivot to producing COVID-19-related supplies. “As we work to protect public health and safety and create a […]
Harrisburg, PA — Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that the exemption application process for businesses created in response to Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine’s orders to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, will close on Friday, April 3, 2020 at […]
Harrisburg, PA –  Today, on National Census Day, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin reminded all Pennsylvanians to be a good neighbor and respond to the 2020 Census. “We’re committed to working together to make sure all Pennsylvanians are counted in the Census. said Sec. Davin. “Now more than ever, our […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin reminded Pennsylvanians that help is available for businesses, stakeholders, and individuals with questions about operations following Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine’s orders to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. “This is a public health […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that new funding is available to help small businesses impacted by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, through a new program under the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority’s (PIDA) Small Business First Fund, the COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program (CWCA). The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) recently authorized the transfer of […]
Updated Business Guidance Business Waiver Application Form FAQ on Business Guidance Harrisburg, PA – Due to the high volume of waiver requests, the Wolf Administration is delaying enforcement of Governor Tom Wolf’s order and the Secretary of Health’s order that all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania must close their physical locations to slow the spread of […]
Updated Business Guidance Business Waiver Application Form FAQ on Business Guidance Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine provided an update today on their orders to close all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania at 8 p.m. yesterday, March 19, as the state seeks relief to save lives, stop the spread […]
Wolf Administration Orders Closure of Non-Life-Sustaining Businesses at 8 p.m. Today, March 19 Enforcement Actions for Restaurant, Bar Dine-In Closure Began at 8 p.m., March 18 Enforcement Actions for Non-Compliance will Begin at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 21 Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close their physical […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the availability of low-interest loans for small businesses and eligible non-profits in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). “We are incredibly grateful that the SBA recognized the urgency of this situation and granted our request so quickly,” said Gov. Wolf. “I […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today requested that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) implement an SBA disaster declaration to provide assistance in the form of SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans for businesses and eligible non-profits in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. “The impact of financial losses related to COVID-19 will be felt for […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin encouraged all Pennsylvanians to mitigate risk of COVID-19 by responding to the Census early. “We encourage all Pennsylvanians to take immediate advantage of the new option to respond to Census invitations online this year as DCED continues to monitor the COVID-19 […]
En Español Harrisburg, PA – Earlier today, the Wolf Administration strongly urged non-essential businesses across the state to close for at least 14 days to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The governor’s request protects employees, customers, and suppliers and limits the spread of the virus through personal contact and surfaces. Previously the governor designated […]
Businesses in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery counties urged to close for 14 days Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), in consultation with the Department of Health (DOH), issued guidance for non-essential businesses in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Governor Tom Wolf has […]
State College, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary of Technology and Innovation Steve D’Ettorre toured Sensor Networks, Inc. to highlight the innovative work happening right here in Pennsylvania and to discuss Governor Wolf’s innovation budget proposal. “The commonwealth is emerging as a leader in innovation with exciting developments, and I […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced six new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that will support businesses in the purchase of new technology, equipment, real estate, and building construction costs, and the creation of new full-time jobs across the commonwealth. “The businesses that were awarded funding today will […]
Reading, PA – Tonight, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin recognized the students, teachers, and manufacturers that participated in this year’s What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? (WSCM) video contest in Berks and Schuylkill counties. The WSCM contest for those counties is produced by the Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) in Allentown. “As […]
Meadville, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver joined local officials and community leaders from Meadville, Crawford County to tour the city and to discuss how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal could help municipalities eradicate blight. “Like we see in many other areas of the commonwealth, the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Seakeeper, a manufacturer of gyroscopes for boats, is expanding its existing Berks County manufacturing operation and moving its Maryland headquarters to Pennsylvania. The project will create nearly 100 family-sustaining jobs in the region. “Just as boats need gyroscopes, businesses need guidance to stabilize and optimize their […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today after news emerged that documents misleadingly labeled as official Census forms are being mailed to Pennsylvanians, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin reminded Pennsylvania residents to be cognizant and aware of potential 2020 Census scams and confusion. “An accurate Census is a fair Census and using the […]
Administration Calls for Vote on Restore Pennsylvania to Help Rural Pennsylvanians Bedford, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and Senior Director of Corporate Relations Sheri Collins joined local officials in Bedford County at the Russell House – Bedford County Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) during a roundtable to discuss […]
Bethlehem, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin toured Northampton Community College’s (NCC) Micro-credentials in Manufacturing training lab with NCC President Mark Erickson, NCC Vice President Dave Ruth, partner representatives from Reeb Millwork, school officials, and met with students currently in training. “We are fortunate to see firsthand the impressive […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $147,616 in new funding for Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center’s (SCCTC) Welding Manufacturing Workforce Training program. The funding will build on the governor’s commitment to expanding job training opportunities in Pennsylvania. “This funding will ensure that there are opportunities for both younger students […]
Harrisburg, PA – Second Lady of Pennsylvania Gisele Fetterman today announced the dates and locations of her statewide tour to promote the 2020 Census. The below tour stops are open to the public unless otherwise noted and the Second Lady will be joined by local Census officials to discuss the importance of participating in the […]
Philadelphia, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello joined local officials and representatives from ACHIEVEability on a tour of a block of blighted residential and commercial properties and uninhabited areas in Haddington, West Philadelphia, to discuss how Governor Tom Wolf’s bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding for the Keystone + Mountain + Lakes (KML) Carpenters Apprenticeship and Training Fund to assist in apprenticeship training at its three Pennsylvania training centers in Allegheny, Blair, and Lebanon counties. This funding will support the governor’s commitment to expanding job training-related opportunities […]
York, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin and Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver joined local officials and York County Economic Alliance (YCEA) President and CEO Kevin Schreiber on a walking tour of York to highlight the city’s revitalization made possible through support from the commonwealth. “Economic impact and community […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding to increase apprentice instructor training opportunities by partnering with Plumbers Local Union 27 (PLU 27) in Allegheny County. This funding will support the governor’s commitment to increasing job training opportunities throughout Pennsylvania. “Our support of the PLU 27’s apprenticeship program will help […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) to help five business expansions and create new full-time jobs across the commonwealth. “Access to low-interest capital is critical for small business growth,” said Gov. Wolf. “The commonwealth’s partnership will provide the affordable capital needed to […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that Bala Cynwyd-based firm Osage Venture Partners was approved for $2.5 million in funding to support early-stage technology companies across the commonwealth. The funding was approved at a recent Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA) board meeting. “Pennsylvania is emerging […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that United Parcel Service (UPS), the world’s largest package delivery company and a provider of supply chain management solutions, will expand its operations in the commonwealth, supporting the creation of 1,721 new, full-time jobs and the retention of 6,458 full-time jobs. “With a foundation of longevity and […]
Charleroi, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello highlighted two community development projects recently approved for funding in Washington County. Announced by Governor Tom Wolf in November, Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) funding will help Mon Valley Academy for the Arts (MVAA) with the development […]
Brownsville, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello and Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Sheri Collins visited the Brownsville Free Public Library to celebrate the expansion of its building to offer students and the community a space to gather and […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of funding to assist dairy producers and expand agriculture options for 51 agriculture projects throughout the commonwealth. “My administration is committed to supporting Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry, investing in projects that will help dairy producers capture new opportunities and projects that will support the future of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced a new Venture Capital Investment Program project approval through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) that will invest primarily in lower middle-market manufacturing and business service companies. “Venture capital investments not only help support businesses across Pennsylvania, but support the creation […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced four new project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) that will install and extend natural gas pipeline service to households and businesses in Chester, Monroe, and Northampton counties. “Pennsylvania has an abundance of natural gas resources available, and the […]
Pittston, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver toured Cardbox Packaging’s first United States facility in Luzerne County, highlighting the new job creation made possible through the manufacturer’s partnership with the commonwealth. “As the home to one of the largest manufacturing industries in the country, we’re excited […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Gecko Robotics, Inc., a developer and operator of robots used in automated infrastructure inspections, has been approved for new state funding to expand operations at its Pittsburgh facility. “Companies like Gecko Robotics are using innovation to improve business practices, create more efficient processes, and protect workers,” […]
State College, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver joined local leaders and lawmakers, the State College Spikes, The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau, and the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County to show support for the State College Spikes through the #SaveOurSpikes campaign. The State College […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC) was approved for $110,000 in Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career funding to nearly double the number of teams in Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties participating in the educational competition, ‘What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?’ (WSCM). “More and more students have a […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $200,000 in new funding for Bucks County Community College’s (BCCC) apprenticeship program. The funding will build on the governor’s commitment to expanding job training opportunities in Pennsylvania. “This funding will enable Bucks County Community College to offer fully-encompassed training to individuals looking for good-paying […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Joy Cone, a food processing manufacturer in Mercer County, will expand its cookie manufacturing operations to meet increasing market demand for cookie and wafer products. The expansion is Joy Cone’s second significant capital investment in the region in less than three years and will support the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center (GJCTC) was approved for $200,000 in funding to continue supporting Phase two of its innovative workforce teaching model, Learn Where You Will Earn, which helps students supplement classroom learning with skills obtained in a business setting. “My administration is […]
Second Lady Gisele Fetterman Announces Statewide Census Tour Harrisburg, PA – Today, officials from the Wolf Administration including Second Lady Gisele Fetterman, representatives from the Department of Community of Economic Development (DCED), and Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller joined state officials, stakeholders, and others at a Capitol rally to urge Pennsylvanians to […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced seven new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that will support the purchase of new technology and equipment, provide early intervention and adult care services to Pennsylvanians, create a new Commercial Driver License certification center, and support the creation of new full-time jobs […]
Reading, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and Deputy Secretary for Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello joined local officials and community leaders to tour the site of a new Habitat for Humanity project to put vacant land to productive use and improve access to affordable housing in […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today provided an update on the investments made by the department over the course of the past year in communities across Pennsylvania. “The Department of Community and Economic Development is working to make communities stronger, to help businesses create jobs and ensure […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced more than $2 million in Community Block Grant Development (CDBG) funding to provide clean water and improve sewage in communities in Bedford, Jefferson, Juniata, and Somerset counties. “This funding is a way to invest in our communities and their revitalization […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of more than $5 million in new funding to support 42 community revitalization projects across the commonwealth. “These projects will better the lives of thousands of Pennsylvanians through infrastructure, beautification, and quality of life improvements in cities and towns across Pennsylvania,” said Gov. Wolf. “These […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding for the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers JAC Local Unit 14. (IAHFIAW), whose training center is dedicated to building professionals with expertise, character, and a sense of teamwork. The funding will support the governor’s commitment to expanding […]
Harrisburg, PA –  Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Chewy, an online company for pet parents, will expand its operations in Lackawanna County. The company has pledged to invest upwards of $35 million into the expansion and create at least 1,000 new, full-time jobs in Archbald, Pennsylvania. “Chewy has long displayed a commitment to the […]
Sharon, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin was joined by state and local officials, community members, and stakeholders today to highlight the Wolf Administration’s approval of new funding to rehabilitating blighted areas in Mercer County. Through the project, $55,000 in funding will be awarded to the Community Action Partnership […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Holy Family Institute (HFI) Nazareth Prep High School in Allegheny County was approved for $200,000 in funding through Pennsylvania’s Training-to-Career program, a program that helps companies identify and train a skilled workforce through targeted programs and services. “HFI Nazareth Prep already offers an impressive curriculum introducing […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $4.75 million in funding through the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP), to promote community participation and collaborations among nonprofits, businesses, and residents while producing outcomes that assist a distressed area or the low-income population in a neighborhood. The credits will support 17 community revitalization projects […]
McKeesport, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin was joined by Senator Jim Brewster and McKeesport Mayor Michael Cherepko today to announce a new six-year redevelopment strategy approved for the city through DCED’s Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP). “The Neighborhood Assistance funding will not only help to improve McKeesport but also […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of new funding for Pennsylvania’s Industrial Resource Centers (IRC) to provide technical assistance to manufacturers to keep them up to speed with changing markets, new technologies, and competitiveness within the industry. “Since taking office, the Wolf Administration has invested […]
Harrisburg, PA –  Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Astrobotic Technology, Inc., a space robotics company whose mission is to make outer space accessible to the world, will relocate its headquarters in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, creating 95 jobs and maintaining 20 jobs. “With products developed in Pittsburgh launching to the moon, companies like Astrobotic show […]
Somerset, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Executive Director Sheri Collins and Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary for Market Development Cheryl Cook visited Baer Brothers Maple Camp in Somerset County to hear how broadband limitations are affecting Pennsylvania farmers and how Restore Pennsylvania could help. Many farmers throughout the commonwealth rely on internet […]
Bethlehem, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin attended a ribbon cutting celebration for the official opening of Tyber Medical’s 35,000 square foot expansion facility, which will bring 44 new, full-time positions to Lehigh County. Secretary Davin was joined by Tyber employees, Tyber CEO and President Jeff Tyber, and […]
Philadelphia, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today visited Philabundance to celebrate the recent approval of $1.8 million in funding to promote food donations from grocery stores, produce markets, and other food industry donors. “When people are hungry—when they’re making the impossible choice between keeping the lights on or […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced three new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) to support the expansion of a manufacturer, renovations of a multi-tenant property, and creation of a daycare facility for 150 local families. This year, PIDA approved $51,282,328 in low-interest loans that have resulted in $101,521,536 […]
Philadelphia, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin toured Axalta Coating Systems, LLC, a global developer and supplier of coatings and application tools, to tour its research and development facility, Global Innovation Center. In 2015, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Axalta would establish that facility at the Philadelphia Navy […]
Washington, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin visited the Greater Washington County Food Bank (GWCFB) to announce that is has been approved for a $104,500 Neighborhood Assistance Program grant to enhance its energy saving efforts. “This grant will pay dividends moving forward for both the food bank and […]
Hershey, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Executive Director Sheri Collins spoke at the 2019 Fall Conference for the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP), discussing how lack of broadband access negatively affects Pennsylvania’s rural areas, and how the Restore Pennsylvania proposal can expand access and close the digital divide in the commonwealth. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of 12 projects through the Municipal Assistance Program (MAP) to assist local governments with planning for zoning, coordinating emergency services, and creating comprehensive plans. “The first step in ensuring the continued growth and success of a community is […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of three apprenticeship grants to assist with the cost of necessary classroom training for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) apprentices in Allegheny and Butler counties. The funding, granted to Pelles Heating & Cooling Services, Inc., A-Air Company, Inc., and Techpro Building Services, will support […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) announced the designation of Oil City as the commonwealth’s newest Keystone Main Street. The designation will further enable the city to support downtown businesses and improve the quality of life for residents. “We are excited about the designation of Oil City as a […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver celebrated the success of Pennsylvania’s food manufacturing industry at the opening of Stuffed Puffs, a confectionary food processor in Northampton County. The project, announced by Governor Tom Wolf last week, will support the creation of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $26.5 million in funding through the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) to promote community participation and collaborations among nonprofits, businesses and residents while producing outcomes that assist a distressed area or the low-income population in a neighborhood. The credits will support 197 community revitalization projects […]
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